Hi everyone! So for a while now I’ve been thinking about doing a series related to places that I’d like to visit, and I thought I would finally start it now. This series is going to be called “Dream Destinations”, as all the places featured in it are some of my Dream Destinations, and the posts are going to be categorized by continents and/or areas. The first place in this series is North America, aka the continent I live on! I’m really excited to begin this series, and I hope you all enjoy reading it.
Antelope Canyon, Arizona, US
The first place I’d love to visit is Antelope Canyon! Antelope Canyon is an extremely photogenic slot canyon in Northern Arizona. The canyon was formed by water from flash floods rushing through sandstone, creating a beautiful winding effect shown above. I’m not usually really into nature, but after seeing photos of Antelope Canyon I decided that I really wanted to visit. As I live in Arizona, Antelope Canyon is the closest place on this list to me, so hopefully someday in the near future I’ll be able to visit!
Having never before visited Guatemala, or any Central American country (excluding Mexico) for that matter, one country in that region I would really like to visit is Guatemala, more specifically Antigua. Antigua is a beautiful town not too far from the country’s capital, Guatemala City, and it is known for its picturesque homes and buildings. I think it would be a lot of fun to visit the city and also get a taste of Guatemalan culture.
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
The next spot on this list goes to Banff National Park. Over the last few years, this stunning national park has gained a ton of attention and visitors, for reasons quite obvious after looking at this photo! Again, I’m not super interested in nature (or camping, for that matter) but some of the scenery found in Banff is definitely worth it. One specific place I’d love to visit in Banff is Lake Louise, a beautiful lake known for its turquoise blue water and impressive location in the Rocky Mountains.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, US
Despite living in Arizona for most of my life, I only recently heard of Bryce Canyon, a national park relatively close to the Arizona-Utah border. Bryce Canyon is actually a collection of natural “amphitheaters”, and it is famous for its hoodoos, which are small spires of rock. Hopefully one day I will get the chance to visit this stunning national park!
If I could only visit one city on this list, I think I would choose to visit Havana. There are several cities in the island country of Cuba that I would love to visit, but Havana, its capital, would have to top my list! Ever since seeing the beautifully coloured buildings and charming taxi cabs, I knew I had to visit. From what I’ve seen online, it looks as though every building and street is photogenic.
Mexico City, Mexico
Another city I would love to visit in North America is Mexico City! Mexico City is the capital of its country, and it is also one of the biggest cities in the world, with a population of over 20 million (Greater Mexico City). I think this city would be a lot of fun to visit because it pretty much has something for everyone – great restaurants, a ton of culture, and a very long and interesting history. Shown above is the Palacio De Bella Artes, a famous concert hall which presents symphony, dance, and opera performances.
Montreal, Québec, Canada
Regardless of the fact that I lived in the neighboring province of Ontario for almost a quarter of my life, I’ve only ever been to Québec one time – and that was only for a plane stopover! Located in Québec, Montreal is one of the most famous cities in Canada, for good reasons. The city has pretty much everything, from amazing restaurants to important historical sites. Montreal may be a huge rival of Toronto (where I’m from in Canada), but it is still definitely worth a visit.
Panama City, Panama
As I mentioned earlier, I’ve never been to any Central American countries before. So, one country in the region I’ve been really interested in visiting is Panama! I thought that the country’s capital, Panama City, would be a good place to start a trip throughout the country. The main reason I would like to visit Panama City is to visit the Panama Canal as well as the Panama Railway. I have also heard that Panama City has a ton of cool neighbourhoods, a one of them being Casco Viejo.
Prince Edward Island, PEI, Canada
Back when I lived in Canada I learned a lot about Canada’s provinces, and one that I’ve really wanted to visit since then is Prince Edward Island! As you can tell from the photo above, PEI is obviously a really beautiful island. It is known for its beautiful beaches, delicious seafood, and rich culture. PEI is also known as the setting for the famous Canadian book, Anne of Green Gables!
Portland, Oregon, US
The next city I’d love to visit is Portland! I have heard so many good things about Portland, and it seems like there is a ton to do there. There are a lot of well known restaurants and cafes in the city as well, from Blue Star Donuts to Salt & Straw. There are also plenty of famous stores in Portland, one of them being Portland’s City of Books, a very well known bookstore. Finally, I would really like to visit some of the beautiful waterfalls just outside Portland, especially Multnomah Falls.
Seattle, Washington, US
Not too far from Portland, is the next city on this list… Seattle! Seattle is, from what I’ve read, much like Portland, although I could be wrong as obviously I’ve never been to either of the cities. There are a ton of places that I’d like to visit in Seattle, but one place in particular is Pike’s Place Market, Seattle’s popular market which is open 363 days of the year. I’d also love to go to the top of the famous Space Needle (which you can see in the photo above) because from what I can see, it boasts remarkable views of Seattle from the sky.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The second to last city on this list is Vancouver, which I really want to visit because I feel like it really has everything. It’s modern yet historic, it’s busy yet calm, and it’s full of nature yet very city-like. Vancouver’s downtown has amazing views of mountains, and Stanley Park is a short run or drive from the city centre. I’ve heard so many great things about Vancouver which have definitely made me want to visit. Also, I’ve wanted to visit Vancouver Island, more specifically Victoria, for quite a long time. The photo above is British Columbia’s provincial legislature, which is located in Victoria.
Yosemite National Park, California, US
Last, but definitely not least, is Yosemite National Park! As I’ve already mentioned quite a few times in this post, I’m really not much into nature, or camping, but I would have to make an excuse for Yosemite. There are so so many stunning sites in the national park, from the dozens of waterfalls to endless numbers of breathtaking lookout points. I would love to spend over a week in Yosemite, exploring the entire 1200 square mile national park.
That is it for my post this week! Hope you enjoyed. Sorry there wasn’t a post last Sunday, I was quite busy and I didn’t have enough time to work on my blog that week. Leave me a comment below letting me know which of these cities you have visited, or any cities on this list that you would also like to visit!
As always, thanks for reading!